Hey guys, well I'm finnaly done with my PC and I gotta say, it was worth the money!
I built my first PC a few days ago and it's working perfectly. I've spent around 1200 euro's on it and I'm using it mostly for gaming and just school work. I was aiming for 1080p 60fps gaming on high/ultra settings. But I'm considering to buy a 1440p monitor.
When choosing the parts I took my time (around 3 months). Because I didn't know very much about computers I was first just learning things about components, airflow, bottleneck etc. When I felt comfortable I went out picking my parts. This website helped me so much with that. When I had finished my list I didn't immediately bought them. I posted my list on multiple forums and I asked the people what I should change and again, that helped me so much. I would have made so much mistakes when I just straight up bought the parts. So shoutout to Root_User and Battlefield for helping adjust my PC parts list. I'd have made so much mistakes without you guys help!
Putting the CPU, CPU-Cooler and the Ram on the motherbord went well. But it was getting harder when it needed to plug in the cables because I didn't know where to plug everything in. Fortunately the PC building video from Bitwit helped me a lot with my build.
When I was finally done with everything I plugged the power cable in the PSU and the HDMI in the PC and monitor. I pressed the button and.... no signal. I felt really depressed that night. I went to bed and just wanted to sleep so I could figure it out the next day. But I couldn't sleep. I was awake the whole night. The next morning I went on Google and tried to find the same problem with a solution. On every forum there was standing text like: Your motherboard is dead. I felt sick. So I went on Youtube watching video of how to fix no signal. And in the comments I saw this: Do you have your HDMI plugged into your videocard. I rushed upstairs to my room and looked behind the PC and it was plugged in the motherboard. I plugged it into the videocard, pressed the power-button and looked at my screen. The start-screen of the Gigabyte BIOS came up. I felt reborn.
From their I rushed downstairs told my family. I setted my BIOS up, installed Windows and the first thing I did was downloading teamspeak and told my friends I finished my PC. The whole week I just gamed with them. It was worth every cent.
So my PC building experience was great and I recommend everyone to try it out themself.
The components in my PC:
Further info: Tempratures in my PC are fine. Idle: 32C Load: 69C
But right now I only got one fan in the PC (exhaust fan) so I'm planning to add an intake fan (maybe 2) so, the tempratures will probably go even lower. (I recorded the tempratures when it was mid summer)
A beautiful, cheap proccesor. With his 6 cores and 6 threads and a clock rate of 2.8 to 4.0 GHz it can handle probably every task I trow at it. A perfect piece if youre looking for a good, cheap CPU.
A cheap and reliable cooler. Put this on my i5-8400 it stays at around 31C idle and 68 load. The design is nice and fits in almost all builds. It was also easy to mount it on my motherboard. No problems at all. Noise levels are fine. You can't hear him when idleing but under load you can, but that's with most air-coolers.
Good ATX 360 chipset motherboard. I need one for my I5-8400 but almost every non-Z motherboard was mATX so, I'm glad I found this one. Has some lights in it (yellow) don't know if it's RGB, didn't tested that out yet. Overall solid, it's a solid piece.
Just good RAM at a good price (for this time of the year). Nice heatsink and just good value. I did get a 2666 version but, they didn't appear on the PcPartPicker site.
Nice SSD from WD. Enough space for me and my games. What should I say, it's just a good piece of hardware.
Nice piece for my PC. Enough space for me and my stuff. Fastest RPM I could find for this price range.
Beautiful video card. Can handle everything I trow at him. For this price you get almost everything.
Good, fast and powerful videocard.
Good length, height and thiccness.
A beautiful backplate.
Quiet non-active fans
10/10 would buy again!
Very nice case. Has some RGB at the side so those are some bonus points of course. I bought this case mainly because I wanted a window in my case so I could see my components. So when I say this case with temperd glass I felt in love. The building process was good in it but the PSU nearly didn't fit. It was a bit of a pain. Coming with one exhaust fan is fine but, two is better of course (intake and output).
Overall this case is awesome, just look if you have some space left for the PSU.
Just a good PSU. Delivers enough power for all of my components. It's modulair so that's even better. It quiet as well so, just a good PSU.